The Story Of Baruch

The Story Of Baruch 

In the Bible, Baruch was the scribe for Jeremiah the Prophet. Jeremiah was once temporarily barred from entering the temple of God by King Jehoiakim, so he would send his scribe instead. Baruch the writer is to go to the temple and read the prophecies that God has given Jeremiah which he wrote in the scroll.

Easy-to-Read Version Jeremiah 36:2-6 “Jeremiah, get a scroll and write on it all the messages I have spoken to you. I have spoken to you about the nations of Israel and Judah and all the other nations. Write all the words that I have spoken to you from the time that Josiah was king, until now. Maybe the people of Judah will hear what I am planning to do to them and will stop doing bad things. If they will do that, I will forgive them for the terrible sins they have committed.” So Jeremiah called a man named Baruch son of Neriah. Jeremiah spoke the messages the Lord had given him. While he spoke, Baruch wrote the messages on the scroll. Then Jeremiah said to Baruch, “I cannot go to the Lord’s Temple. I am not allowed to go there. So I want you to go to the Temple of the Lord. Go there on a day of fasting and read to the people from the scroll. Read to the people the messages from the Lord that you wrote on the scroll as I spoke them to you. Read them to all the people of Judah who come into Jerusalem from the towns where they live.

Because of the King's evil deeds—he despised God while serving as monarch and did things that are against God's word—the king was greatly offended by the Lord's words.

Because of how much Jeremiah and Baruch were loved, the prince of Judah kept them concealed from the king even as the king issued an order that Jeremiah and Baruch, the author of the prophecies of God, be brought before him.

Baruch believed that the monarch would value his work because he had recorded God's message to the nation through the Prophet Jeremiah. However, this actually caused him to face difficulties and persecution.

He became bitter and dissatisfied with the situation. The king desired that Jeremiah and Baruch be killed for pronouncing the judgement of God against them. Jeremiah and his people regard Baruch as very loyal, humble, and respected. He was a very young man who loved doing his work for the Lord, but he was poor.

Easy-to-Read Version Jeremiah 45:1-5 In the fourth year that Jehoiakim son of Josiah was king of Judah, Jeremiah the prophet spoke these things to Baruch son of Neriah. Baruch wrote them on a scroll. This is what Jeremiah said to Baruch: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you: ‘Baruch, you have said, “It is very bad for me. The Lord has given me sorrow along with my pain. I am very tired. I am worn out because of my suffering. I cannot find rest.” Jeremiah, tell Baruch that this is what the Lord says: I will tear down what I have built, and I will pull up what I have planted. I will do that everywhere in Judah. Baruch, you are looking for great things for yourself. Don’t look for them, because I will make terrible things happen to all the people.’ This is what the Lord said. ‘You will have to go many places. But I will let you escape alive wherever you go.’”

The Lord carried out His promise by destroying their land, and Baruch fell into a deep depression. During the persecution, his heart was broken, and he said, "The Lord has combined my sorrow with my pain. I'm exhausted ". "I am tiered!" exclaims a large number of Christians. Yes, the journey may be difficult at times, but we are not to look back or feel disappointed by God.

He, the Lord Jesus Christ, did not deceive us when He opened His arms to receive us. He has also stated that we will face a series of temptations for the sake of His name.

When we face trials and temptations, we must count it all joy.

Easy-to-Read Version James 1:2-4 My brothers and sisters, you will have many kinds of trouble. But this gives you a reason to be very happy. You know that when your faith is tested, you learn to be patient in suffering. If you let that patience work in you, the end result will be good. You will be mature and complete. You will be all that God wants you to be.

Today, many young men in the church do not want to go through persecution, pruning, or anything else that has to do with trials, and they forget that it is through trials that growth and faith are produced.

They rather give up by saying "I am tired!". They may grow weary of the ministry, church, truth, faithfulness, holiness, and loyalty, prayers, and so on, and thus compromise.

Baruch desired to compromise his faith by adoring worldly things.

He wanted great things for himself because he didn't know why he was poor, why he was suffering, why the scroll he wrote was burned, so he wanted to seek greater things for himself that could have brought him great destruction.

"Baruch, you are looking for great things for yourself. Don’t look for them, because I will make terrible things happen to all the people."

The things of this world that we yearn for on a daily basis can pull us away from God's Love. When you seek greater things for yourself outside of God, it may become a god to you, and that very thing can destroy you.

The Lord has said in His words that there will come a time when he will destroy all those who have relied on the material things of this world rather than on Him. He will bring complete destruction to all who did not seek Him but instead sought other things.

Please keep in mind that we should not enter the world because of persecution; we should not enter the world and reject our first love because we are not seeing what we expected in our lives. Remember that the will of the Lord for our lives is life, and ours is death.

May be you have not seen the gleams of your future, God may take you to places but you are passing through fire today, do not be dismayed for His words says "I am with you always till the end of the world".

He, the Lord, will deliver you from all the perils of the land and prosper you.

Continue to dwell under the secret place of God. Continue to abide in Him and He shall abide in you. 

Don't seek for yourself the greater things, don't say to yourself my friends are buying cars even in their young stage so I also just do all I can do afford a car at this your stage. 

Don't say my friends are sleeping with people or their opposite gender, but they still prophesy or attend church, so I'll compromise my faith as well.

Pleasures of this world can eliminate you from being a elect of God.

Seekst thou greater things for thyself? Look for them not!!

Concentrate, and God will bless you regardless. Amen

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